The Cyberabad police conducted drunk driving tests across Cyberabad to prevent road accidents and other untoward incidents on the intervening night of 31 December and 1 January. They arrested 873 persons for driving under the influence of alcohol and booked cases against them.
All of them will be produced before the court time after filing charge-sheets, the police said. Their driving licences will also be seized and sent to the concerned RTAs for suspension as per Section 19 of the MV Act 1988, they added.
Around 490 persons had an alcohol reading of more than 100 mg/100 ml of blood,37 had more than 300 mg, and eight persons had more than 500 mg reading. Most of the cases were reported in Kukatpally, Gachibowli, Madhapur, and Miyapur areas.
The police said that due to the extensive enforcement of traffic and road safety plans by the Cyberabad traffic police, there were no major road accidents in the area. In view of the long weekend, the special focus on drunk driving will continue in Cyberabad limits in view of ensuring road safety as part of the zero tolerance policy towards drunk driving, they said.